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  • Heh- you guys are awesome.

    I did have a sick day yesterday. I slept in. I got a blog post up. I even cleaned a tiny bit. It was a good day. I think I AM coming down with a touch of something, but I got an echinecia tincture in my "herbal 1st aid kit" class that I'm giving a try to see if it can fix the tenderness in my throat.

    I'm housesitting for the rest of the week, so we're going to just ignore my eating habits until Monday. The check is nice, but I never sleep as well when I'm not home. I think, though, that I'm going to take the check and find a credit union around here to open an account. Out of sight, out of mind. And I need to start looking at second jobs- then I can put those checks in that account as well. I need a downpayment for land. Like. Now.
    http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

    Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

    And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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    • Ahh, I love newly converted savers, I hear birds chirping outside my window.
      If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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      • Too true about Manitou Springs! I've always found it to be a fun but pointless place to go "Plenty of herb but no actual herbs"...thanks for the giggle. I've always been able to find whatever I needed for that bath stuff and Vitamin Cottage and they are all over up here. Hey - I know a "special herb" recipe for your friend, mix some in rubbing alchohol and let it sit (kinda like flavoring oil). A hispanic friend of mine claims it to be a popular rub for aches and pains that many of the older folks use.

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        • I'm not really a newly converted saver- just getting back to my roots. I was raised well, but got sucked into modern spending habits. They suck.

          Huh, I've been wondering what kind of salve/soak/something I could send to Grandma for Mother's Day for her arthritis. The Colorado Special! And, yeah, I'd go to Manitou Springs more often if they didn't start rolling up the sidewalks at 4 p.m. Come on, people. Some of us work for a living.

          Official weigh-in: 226#

          I may as well go back to candy at this point. Then at least I'll have a reason to keep hitting new high scores. I really, really need to get a new job before I look like most of the employees here. And not the gym bunnies.
          http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

          Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

          And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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          • Originally posted by drssgchic View Post
            I may as well go back to candy at this point. Then at least I'll have a reason to keep hitting new high scores. I really, really need to get a new job before I look like most of the employees here. And not the gym bunnies.
            tsk tsk! I wish I had the answers for you, but I bet weighing less often/not at all would be good for your brain.
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            • Oh come on lady, I officially disband this pity party and send every home. Anyone can give up, not everyone can keep going, and no one wants to be anyone.
              If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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              • Sugar is evil!!! Eat more meat, woman!

                Bacon every day followed by wild caught Salmon over spinach with basalmic vinegret and then dark chocolate covered bacon! Eat while sitting in the sun, laughing with friends and drinking good wine or Tequilla.
                Follow with a casual game of frisbee and more laughing.

                Now wasn't that much better than a bag of candy?

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                • Lol- yes, sir. Have you read Shel Silverstein's Nobody?

                  Nobody loves me,
                  Nobody cares,
                  Nobody picks me peaches and pears.
                  Nobody offers me candy and Cokes,
                  Nobody listens and laughs at me jokes.
                  Nobody helps when I get in a fight,
                  Nobody does all my homework at night.
                  Nobody misses me,
                  Nobody cries,
                  Nobody thinks I'm a wonderful guy.
                  So if you ask me who's my best friend, in a whiz,
                  I'll stand up and tell you that Nobody is.
                  But yesterday night I got quite a scare,
                  I woke up and Nobody just wasn't there.
                  I called out and reached out for Nobody's hand,
                  In the darkness where Nobody usually stands.
                  Then I poked through the house, in each cranny and nook,
                  But I found somebody each place that I looked.
                  I searched till I'm tired, and now with the dawn,
                  There's no doubt about it-
                  Nobody's gone!

                  -Shel Silverstein

                  Hmm, I seem to have misremembered it- I could have sworn it was "Nobody loves me, nobody cares, nobody's with me when nobody's there . . ." I think I like my beginning better.

                  I think right now it's a combination of frustration, being tired, and at the moment hormones. I'll get over the poutiness eventually. I usually do.

                  Wait- does that make me everyone? No wonder I'm expanding . . .
                  http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                  Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                  And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                  • MF raises a good point, it doesn't seem like you're eating much meat lately, but maybe it's just from the skimpy dinners.
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                    • Hmmm...I am beginning to think Finnegans Wake was on the right track...

                      cheer up lady, we loves ya. (in a totally non-touchy-feely, huggy and making you uncomfortable way)

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                      • Gatta love Shel Silverstien!

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                        • Drssgchic, I love ya. So here's the hard truth: re-read your own journal.

                          First of all, even just one week's worth of entries shows LOTS of stress and uneven sleep.

                          Then there's the food, which IMHO is beyond 80/20 splurges: sushi (twice), ice cream, pizza, oatmeal, orange juice, root beer... grains and sugar (I'm counting 9 there). And then there are those questionable primal items. I myself tolerate dairy, and don't think it necessarily sets me back, but others would argue the opposite. Cream cheese and cottage cheese twice, I'll just put a question mark next to that. And then alcohol, it's my weakness, too, but have to factor it.

                          Just remember, there will be times when we all slide. Don't linger on the negative, just figure out what you're doing wrong and get back on the track of strength, vitality, and positivity. Watch those sneaky grains and sugars. And remember that a bunch of this could be water weight associated with glycogen stores, so you can drop 4-5# just as easily.

                          I'd been resting my foot for a month (no running!) to try to heal a case of plantar fasciitis. Friday, ate a whole 12" pizza by myself (oink!), had 2+ bottles of red wine (woo!), and the next morning Mrs. FW wakes me up bright and bleary to say she's running a 5K and do I want to go. Fuck no, I don't want to go, but I do it anyway. Crikey, was I miserable. Had to stop a couple of times, my gut was sloshy, my lungs disappeared, but I finished it in OK time (for me). Next day my foot is throbbing again, and I'm wondering if I should just give up running and pout about it to myself. Then I decided, screw that, I need to buckle down and get back to eating the way I should, lose some more weight to take some stress off the foot, work my way back to running instead of throwing myself into it, try to get stronger and faster. Took it as a challenge to heal myself and get better.

                          You just have to brush yourself off, move on with it. Eat well, play hard, as Mrs. FW wrote on our erasable board.

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                          • Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
                            Sugar is evil!!! Eat more meat, woman!

                            Bacon every day followed by wild caught Salmon over spinach with basalmic vinegret and then dark chocolate covered bacon! Eat while sitting in the sun, laughing with friends and drinking good wine or Tequilla.
                            Follow with a casual game of frisbee and more laughing.

                            Now wasn't that much better than a bag of candy?
                            Yes, ma'am. Geeze, y'all are bossy today!

                            I think I need to be very serious for a week or two about making lots and lots of food to have around for my "I just don't wanna" days so I'll have no excuse. Once I've done that for a bit, I should be doing better.
                            http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                            Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                            And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                            • PS, I agree that more meat might be the way to go. Get a big slab of salmon and grill it, then eat leftovers all week. Make a big chuck roast with chili spices. Get a few pounds of ground beef and make a batch of meatballs. Stuff you can get cheap and make in quantity always get you through the week.

                              Do you like sardines, BTW? Forget if I axed ya.

                              We do love ya. Huggy way, sexually suggestive way, take yer pick!

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                              • *Bows down to the loving, browbeating wisdom herein offered*

                                You guys are right. I'm making excuses now. I know I need more meat. I know how to make it. I like it. I just need to do it. Because it fixes, well, practically everything. Problem? Add meat. Solved. (go ahead, run with that one, guys)

                                *hugs back* Due to some intense training from some friends (One of whom informed me the second time I met him that he's a hugger and I was just going to have to deal with it) I no longer cringe when hugged. I mean, unless you're super creepy. But none of y'all are super creepy. Although what is it with me and married men? I swear I have "wife material" tattooed across my forhead and I'm the only one that can't see it. On the other hand, if they're already married I guess that makes me the hot little thing on the side. Hmm. I can work with that . . .

                                Oh yeah- FW- I want to like them, but don't. On the other hand, I bet I could squish them up and put them in eggs. Maybe as the meat in a quiche. I'll have to think about that.
                                http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                                Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                                And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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